Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tupperware Tuesday - Earth Week with Activist Alliance

Did you know that the average American throws out 185 pounds of plastic a year? Plastic is useful, but ignorant or flagrant use of it has harmful consequences.

Today on Tupperware Tuesday, we invite you to take the No Plastic Challenge, and go the whole day without using disposable plastics, such as saran wrap, straws, one-use water bottles, plastic utensils, and plastic shopping bags.

Bring a reusable bottle to work today. Pack your lunch in reusable tupperware and bring silverware from home, or reuse your plastic utensils instead of throwing them away. Buy in bulk, use fabric bags to carry your groceries home, and when you stop for coffee, bring a reusable thermos (it’s not only a great way to cut down on disposable cups, but you oftentimes get a discount)!

Also, you can avoid using face wash or soap that contain microbeads, which pollute our water and poison animals. For more ideas on how to cut down your plastic usage, visit https://www.nrdc.org/stori…/10-ways-reduce-plastic-pollution.

Here is more information on microbeads: http://storyofstuff.org/plastic-microbeads-ban-the-bead/
When you look at the ingredients of your healthy-beauty products, you won't see "microbead". Look for polyethylene, polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate or polymethyl methacrylate.

As you can see, it IS possible to mitigate your impact on the planet regarding what you consume and then produce as waste with easy choices

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